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)
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,058,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,058,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,222,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 272,700

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13110 records found.