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, and corporate 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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 5,431,801

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for Fun Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,678,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Virginia Tech VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,244,283

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Women's Foundation Hong Kong Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 132,950

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