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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cowan Community Action Group Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. N/A AZ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact 2030 Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation N/A NY United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 415,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Lower East Side Girls Club NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 390,497

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 551,126

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13110 records found.