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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
A New Day Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 33,726
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Page SUM 664,087

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
A New Day Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon N/A Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 33,726
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Page SUM 664,087

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital PA Health Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Cassies Place Inc TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alliance for Youth Organizing DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Journalists Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Love Welcomes LLC TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Red Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Corazon de Vida Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dream Big Nevada NV Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 500,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
A New Day Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
National Autonomous University of Mexico Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 34,000
Ecole Centrale de Lyon France Education Committee Advised 2019 34,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 33,726
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 33,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,425
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 33,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Jane Goodall Institute Australia Ltd Australia Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 32,070
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 32,055
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Federacion Indigena Empresarial y Comunidades Locales de Mex Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 32,000
Page SUM 664,087

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13280 records found.