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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,693,893

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence Schools Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,693,893

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plan International USA RI International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 39,611,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 222,000

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13110 records found.