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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc N/A VT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
One Tree Planted Inc N/A VT United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Kanpe Foundation Inc N/A VT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Operation Smile, Inc. N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Fairfax Releaf N/A VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 323,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,224,587

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Kanpe Foundation Inc VT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc VT Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. VT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
One Tree Planted Inc VT Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Backpack Buddies Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Murder Accountability Project VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 288,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Page SUM 1,862,250

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