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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels America N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Virginia Tech N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,070,227

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 3,083,040

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 219,698

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 142,550

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