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)
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Care and Share Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A WI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,391,985

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IMSA Fund for Advancement of Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsboro SD 1J N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Care and Share Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
South Milwaukee High School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kansas State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 54,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rancho Cielo Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,391,985

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 179,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 149,000

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