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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Media Project IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The STAR Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blacksmith Institute, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 282,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Knowledgeworks Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Page SUM 1,275,613

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13110 records found.