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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Backpack Buddies Inc. N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Academy for Eating Disorders N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Salvation Army National Corp N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 320,751

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oakland School for the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,582,150

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,500
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -30,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,405,332
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 11,758,976

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens Lunch Place Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wildlife Care Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Windsor Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,270
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Windsor Locks Lions Charities Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women Make Movies Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 676,600

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13280 records found.