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)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -137,763

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Giving As One, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Population Action International N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Hope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -137,763

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 355,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 240,950

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13110 records found.