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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Internet Security Research Group San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 991,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Serve the People Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 894,186

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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 1,200
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 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
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 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
Page SUM 457,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hispanics in Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Internet Security Research Group United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
King Baudouin Foundation US, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawfare Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 991,150

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13280 records found.