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)
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
1000 Friends of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 221,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Cares Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 11,002,925

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 20,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
1000 Friends of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loved Twice United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Page SUM 221,990

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13110 records found.