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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Pine Street Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 804,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Pine Street Foundation Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Page SUM 804,640

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
BridgeHope CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,909,979

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Page SUM 814,775

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13110 records found.