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)
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A IN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Nigeria Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,241,942

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,645
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth for Seva N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
Animal Equality Italia N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Prosperity Now N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Jos N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Manzanar Committee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,241,942

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 590,852

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 77,002

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13110 records found.