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)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Mary's Meals USA, Inc N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essex Fells Borough N/A NJ United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A NJ United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Stevens Institute of Technology N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Clean Water Fund N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,388,939

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 760,692

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nebraska Applied Research Institute NE Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 110,540
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation ND Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Buddhist Progress Society NC Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Queens Grant High School VIP NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Scalawag NC Education Donor Advised 2018 850
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,210
Page SUM 665,890

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 138,700

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13110 records found.