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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 3,287,507

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 124,022
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Music From Bear Valley N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 3,287,507

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 319,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 148,140

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13110 records found.