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)
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Spain Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University School N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A TX United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benefits Data Trust N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Latino Arts Project N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Canada Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 3,966,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 61,339
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
University School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benefits Data Trust N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kepler Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Latino Arts Project N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Metro Mothers Network N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 3,966,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse RI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology TX Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Page SUM 3,829,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,053,775

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13280 records found.