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)
Concord Coalition Corp N/A VA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Build Care Inspire Corp N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
United for Colombia N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Operation Smile, Inc. N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Inc. N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Academy for Eating Disorders N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Angels Society Inc N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
United Service Organizations Inc N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children Incorporated N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Our Military Kids, Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,628,700

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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 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PathLight International Inc Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park Day School Corporation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda Education 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
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
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 148,715

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 300,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. VA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,004
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Murder Accountability Project VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 713,508

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
Willow Creek Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 2,669,919

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13280 records found.