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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation N/A ND United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,671,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,262,596

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 63,025

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Tewksbury Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,671,500

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13110 records found.