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)
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
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
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
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
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,021,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,519,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advance Democracy Inc VA Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mind and Life Institute VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
CARE - Headquarters VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc VA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 6,270,804

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,181,050

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