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)
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
George Mason University N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Methuselah Foundation N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
STEM for Her Foundation N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Cornerstones Inc N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rainforest Trust N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 1,966,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 956,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United for Colombia VA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute for Free Speech VA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Internet Society VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National District Attorneys Association VA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,184,224

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,863,600

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13280 records found.