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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Culture Reframed N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,622,784

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 598,166

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Page SUM 10,208,096

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Community Mural Project Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Culture Reframed United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,622,784

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13110 records found.