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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schumann Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Shakopee Youth Football Association N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
CNatureNet N/A MN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tee It Up for the Troops Inc N/A MN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Coffee House Press Inc N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Treehouse Inc N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 45,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Scholarship America Inc MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Wayfinder Foundation MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries MN Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School MN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit MI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 711,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 176,667

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