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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A ON Canada Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A ON Canada Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A Bulgaria General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 620,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Merry-Go-Round Children's Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCH Foundation for Healthy Communities N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Time Heroes Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 620,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Payton Association IL Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering TX Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 2,676,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 68,500

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13110 records found.