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)
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University College London N/A England Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A South Korea Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Invisible Children, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North American Grouse Partnership N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Drueding Center N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,898,720

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art and Science Laboratory N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardigan Mountain School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University College London N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Nature Trust N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
North American Grouse Partnership N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,236,070

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 55,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 97,900

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13110 records found.