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)
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A OR United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ChildFund Korea N/A South Korea Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,901,113

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,349,813
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treepeople Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frank Town Open Hearts Ministry Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ashburn Travel Hockey Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
ChildFund Korea N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,901,113

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,044,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 261,750

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13110 records found.