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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Page SUM 811,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Council on African American Affairs N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for American Freedom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Page SUM 811,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,311,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,635,100

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13110 records found.