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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 305,996

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NetHope Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 479,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 2,254,800

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