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)
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 64,925
Education Foundation for African Children N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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 25,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Higher Ground Academy N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Abortion Care Network N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 201,055

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,307,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SEND International of the United States Inc MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Detroit 300 Conservancy MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Terralingua MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Allied Media Projects, Inc. MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Gogebic Community College Found MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 46,696
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc MI General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Detroit Association of Black Organizations MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 407,267

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
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
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,917

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13110 records found.