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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A WV United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Migration Policy Institute N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,291,955

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Migration Policy Institute N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Veterans of America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Democracy and Technology N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,291,955

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 328,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 31,625

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13110 records found.