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)
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Innermost House Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 861,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rapid Resist Action Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,674,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope for the Warriors VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Volunteer Center of Fairfax County Inc VA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 258,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Times Up Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 182,666

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