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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NatureBridge San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A TX United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 20,637,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern California Streets Initiative N/A Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
SOKO Tierschutz e.V. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
SOS Health Services of Walla Walla N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Sol y Tech Soluciones y Tecnologia N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 717,390

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Hoop Camp Incorporated OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Florida Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spring Branch Education Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 652,801

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
Blue Rose Compass, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Good Shepherd Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ameinu Our People, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 20,637,450

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13280 records found.