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)
Lehigh University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A TX United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 13,880

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lehigh University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Austin Film Society N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JA Worldwide Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 13,880

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 283,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 99,308

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13110 records found.