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)
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aesara Foundation N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 491,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aesara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 491,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Lynch Foundation FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,334
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 771,134

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health 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
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ignatian Solidarity Network, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 2,217,400

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13110 records found.