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, and corporate 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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UNIDOSUS N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,363,687

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UNIDOSUS N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,363,687

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 361,185

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Call of the Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,363,687

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13110 records found.