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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jimma University N/A Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenger Middle School N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A KS United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 13,471,490

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Human Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Elks National Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenger Middle School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,436
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
Kansas Foodbank Warehouse Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Page SUM 13,471,490

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 211,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 473,759

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13110 records found.