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)
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
Center for Responsible Travel N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A PA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 4,052,947

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Indiana University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 551,372
Center for Responsible Travel N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
Completely KIDS N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 4,052,947

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ski Charities Corp NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse RI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soaringwords, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 491,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Squashdrive United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Louis Science Center Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 162,150

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