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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,074,408

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,074,408

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Life International NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
mRelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morse Pond School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 349,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Equal Justice USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,074,408

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13110 records found.