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)
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Gideon Pond Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Education Foundation for African Children N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Academy N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Refugee Committee N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,673,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,918,541

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Midnight Golf Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,035,163

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,667

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13110 records found.