Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A LA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Loyola University N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Geographic Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York Common Pantry N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,259,446

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Indian Law Resource Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Zion Christian Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Stephens Montessori School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Loyola University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
New York Common Pantry N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 3,259,446

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Road OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 491,268

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 125,850

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13280 records found.