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)
First Descents N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
JOY International Incorporated N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Page SUM 177,977

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Descents N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Childrens Miracle Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
JOY International Incorporated N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Aids Project N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Alone N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
World Bicycle Relief NFP N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Helping Hand For Relief & Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Page SUM 177,977

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,130,660

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,138,405

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13110 records found.