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)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A MI United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 528,375

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Life for Relief and Development Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 528,375

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 10,994,885

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,573,206

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13110 records found.