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)
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rewire N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat N/A MP United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A ID United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 206,830

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rewire N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Orange County Community Housing Corp N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summerwind School of Math and Science N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
Page SUM 828,330

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education 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
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 319,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 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
Pacific Whale Foundation 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
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Page SUM 146,000

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