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)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A NE United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 316,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proximity Designs N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 11,408,213

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 442,933

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Meals on Wheels America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kartemquin Educational Films United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 316,450

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13110 records found.