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)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Salvation Army National Corp N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 1,913,101

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 480,445

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Institute for Free Speech VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Methuselah Foundation VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,004
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
National Recreation & Park Association VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Page SUM 243,733

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 1,391,200

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