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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 177,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,196,383

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals on Wheels America VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 527,783

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 4,130,800

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13110 records found.