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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A PE Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A OH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,818,695

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 400
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Theatre Group N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
LearnLaunch Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Page SUM 2,818,695

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
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
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -23,201,681

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
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
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 518,960

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13110 records found.