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)
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 232
Unbound N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Louis University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
Page SUM 2,358,757

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,426,645

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schumann Elementary School MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
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
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
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
Ethiopia Reads MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abortion Care Network MN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,773,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Page SUM 71,658

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