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)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Bulgaria Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,618,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Listen Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,618,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 771,993

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Page SUM 117,958

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13110 records found.