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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Education Fund Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,345,675

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Education Fund Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philadelphia Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Arts Council of New Orleans N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,345,675

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation NJ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California CA Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 175,395

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support 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
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 114,000

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13110 records found.