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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CNRS N/A France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,219,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,219,876

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Chemists Without Borders Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 95,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Malala Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CNRS France Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -484
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,219,876

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13110 records found.