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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Principe Productions Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 267,685

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Atheists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Principe Productions Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,735

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation NC Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii United Okinawa Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
American Atheists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Green Corps Inc United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Principe Productions Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 212,735

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13110 records found.