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)
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainbow Village Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 640,317

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Plug in America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 640,317

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 66,124

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 259,835

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13110 records found.