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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
British Red Cross Society N/A England Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Champions Education Association N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Page SUM 1,384,679

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma Speaker Series N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
British Red Cross Society N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Families for Justice as Healing Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Champions Education Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Free Geek N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fundacion EsLaRed N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Page SUM 1,384,679

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 301,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 28,638

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13110 records found.