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)
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John Burroughs School N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A OK United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Finland Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 402,271

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Stanly Community College N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Antioch Community Church of Waltham N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners Asia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Solar Fire Concentration Oy N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 402,271

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education 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
Page SUM -24,070,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,249,300

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13110 records found.