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)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,520,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society For Microbiology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -12,354
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
St. Dominic Savio Catholic High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Prime Coalition, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 2,507,846

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. CO Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 143,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 260,882

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13110 records found.