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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 475,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 475,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,994,421

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 475,450

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13110 records found.