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)
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heros Cup Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc N/A KY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 551,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 152,065

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM -159,675

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heros Cup Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Hoover Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Indian Mountain School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jane Goodall Environmental Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission San Jose High School Parent and Faculty Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain Association for Community Economic Development Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 551,450

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13280 records found.