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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Soil Health Academy N/A AL United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,155
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Project Horseshoe Farm N/A AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Building Bridges Developmental and Community Services Inc N/A AR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2020 337,385
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 32,300
Page SUM 620,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Recares Network Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 3,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 425,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 90,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 700,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
The National Center for Science Education Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 2,293,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Equality Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2020 19,500
Save the Family Foundation of Arizona AZ Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Tomorrow We Vote AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Arizona Center for Empowerment AZ Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Morgan Medallion Charity Inc AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Rural Arizona Engagement AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 75,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2020 19,500
Arizona Chess Central AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 3,500
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 700
Military Assistance Mission Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
CDT Kids AZ Health Corporate Advised 2020 11,500
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Arizona Community Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Mercy Corps AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Hospice of the Valley AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,236,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2020 4,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 70,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Yaya Foundation for 4H Leukodystrophy United States Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 250,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Page SUM 451,150

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