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)
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 409
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A IN United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A CT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
University College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Girltrek Incorporated N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Page SUM 4,895,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACTAsia for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 234,000
University College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 126,097
Girltrek Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,900,091

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
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
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,062,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,335,230

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13110 records found.