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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
University at Albany Foundation Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Barringer Academy of S.T.E.A.M. Alameda NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment Inc San Mateo MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,000,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 183,675

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 70,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Discovery World, Ltd. WI Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,397,218

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,250
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 11,520
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 722,270

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13110 records found.