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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fawcett Society N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A MN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 806,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fawcett Society N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for the Carolinas N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 806,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 92,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 48,100

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13110 records found.