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)
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Real Food America N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Every1 Can Work N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Free Speech N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Clothesline for Arlington Kids N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 81,900
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 415,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Outdoor Afro Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 398,715

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Monterey Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dream Project Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Great Bridge High School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
United Service Organizations Inc VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Salvation Army National Corp VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 740,295

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,122,200

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