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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Seminar Network Inc N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Maasai American Organization N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 743,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,101,933

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,681,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 4,130,800

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13110 records found.