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)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,883,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Loved Twice Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Greenlining Institute Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,144,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 5,908,237

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Up with People-Incorporated California United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Animal Equality Brasil Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Page SUM 2,633,786

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