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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 323,771

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 323,771

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACTAsia for Animals CT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,299,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 323,771

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13110 records found.