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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 891,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 83,383
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Thousand Currents Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Tenacity Project, Inc. Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Human Utility Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Page SUM 783,918

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 159,900

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Enneagram Prison Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Fountain of Life Global Christian Ministries United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Grand Canyon Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
West Valley Light Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heading Home Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 891,250

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13280 records found.