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 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 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,622,183

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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 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The SAMFund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,622,183

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation of City College of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wai-Anae Community Re-Development Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beacon of Life United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,951,771

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