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)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Switzerland Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,550,105

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Families Forward N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Union for International Cancer Control N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 53,850
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Design that Matters Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,550,105

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 222,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,000

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13110 records found.