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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education N/A WA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Washington FIRST Robotics N/A WA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 207,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 304,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 587,325

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Washington FIRST Robotics United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,075
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 207,875

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13280 records found.