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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Methuselah Foundation N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
STEM for Her Foundation N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cornerstones Inc N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 538,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 904,450

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Free Speech VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Dream Project Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Great Bridge High School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Page SUM 1,318,445

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Neighbors Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,108,644

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13280 records found.