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)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 776,469

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Anti Bully Squad A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
CFLeads N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Salt Lake Community Action Program N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 776,469

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,716,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 78,300

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13110 records found.