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)
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A NJ United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,487,940

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 200
Vietnam Veterans Workshop Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,250
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 409
American Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,487,940

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drexel University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,396

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 37,627,560

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13110 records found.