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)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A NSW Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Equal Heart N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 564,608

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Philadelphia Academies Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Saint Marys University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Buffalo and Erie County Public Library CO N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
National Wildlife Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Equal Heart N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 564,608

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 32,379,730

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13110 records found.