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)
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,217,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,165,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Two River Theater Company, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oasis Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,165,650

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13110 records found.