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
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
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 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
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
Renew America Inc N/A AR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 288,555

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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 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 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 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)
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United Food Bank AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Navajo Nation AZ Other Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 210
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Down Syndrome Network, Inc. AZ Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 8,870
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Alliance for Global Justice AZ International Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Page SUM 116,780

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Storytellers Foundation United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Women in Finance United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
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 Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 614,150

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14797 records found.