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)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fork Union Military Academy N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
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
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
GirlsComputingLeague Org N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 171,051

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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 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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
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
Parents of Universal Performers Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
Partners Asia Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 361,270

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Charities Aid Foundation America VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 48,600
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Charities Aid Foundation America VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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
The Methuselah Foundation VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 455,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Worcester Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Resources Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 360
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,174,813
Page SUM 3,372,000

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