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)
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Page SUM 5,565,411

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,685,040

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 524,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 334,000

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