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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 1,117,337

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Krio Descendants United of California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
HFF Charitable Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
University of Hawaii N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 333,012

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. DC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,468,757

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 1,117,337

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13110 records found.