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)
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Father’s House International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,107,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
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
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -24,265,781

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 209,910

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Guard Association of Indiana Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit 300 Conservancy United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,107,200

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13110 records found.