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)
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A VIC Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Defense Fund N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,955,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wantok Musik Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Defense Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,955,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,990,685

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -23,750,631

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13110 records found.