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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 414,909

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,581,437

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 211,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 414,909

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13110 records found.