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)
Telluride Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free Geek N/A OR United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Page SUM 709,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,739

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Humanist Association DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOY International Incorporated CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 260,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetWise Partners Incorporated United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Free Geek United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Purdue University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Page SUM 709,074

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13110 records found.