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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Mauritius N/A Mauritius Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 637,310

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orlando VA Medical Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Stuttering Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Forum Inc N/A Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Mauritius N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Frankfort Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 637,310

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Page SUM -23,602,156

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
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
Page SUM 1,030,550

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13110 records found.