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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A VI Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A International Organization Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
League of California Community Foundations N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Michael Harris Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mountain View Housing Justice Campaign Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 2,499
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
National Corvette Museum Foundation Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 162,249

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Spirit Artworks Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Yes on 18 - Vote for Our Future Alameda Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Y Combinator Research Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
We Ride Too Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Wayfinder Family Services Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
West Edge Opera Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Wardrobe for Opportunity Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Vote Org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 2,922,400

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
T'ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Saint Ann's School NY Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 13,775
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zephyr Institute Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Fa DC Human Services Committee Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 3,125
YWCA Boulder County CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
YWCA Dayton OH Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
YWCA Evanston North Shore IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Zoological Society of San Diego CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 680,700

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
League of California Community Foundations United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Michael Harris Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mountain View Housing Justice Campaign United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 2,499
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
National Corvette Museum Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 162,249

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14797 records found.