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)
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A VA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Health Care Without Harm N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 2,744,504

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of William and Mary VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Tuckahoe Little League Inc VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Maasai American Organization VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PBS Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Volunteers of America Inc. VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,128,017

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children in Conflict Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,631,800

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