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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
BridgeHope N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 486,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
BridgeHope N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Medical Corps N/A International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mitchell College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Building Center Public Fund N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 486,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,759,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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 Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 100,750

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13110 records found.