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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,239,249

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,239,249

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Purdue Research Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 396,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 299
Friends of Indian River County Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,239,249

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13110 records found.