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)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Tunisia Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Plastic Oceans International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Protect Our Winters N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Consultants N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Childrens Theatre Company N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
COLTURA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 595,547

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Altapass Foundation Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Plastic Oceans International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Protect Our Winters N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Radiation and Nuclear Medicine Consultants N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House of Durham, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 200
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
COLTURA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 595,547

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Road OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Smith Farm LTD DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SJ Bike Party Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 366,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 25,000
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
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 187,950

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