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)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comic Relief Inc N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc N/A KS United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Open Door Ministries N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -23,202,588

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Comic Relief Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Heartspring Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Open Door Ministries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -23,202,588

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education 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
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Page SUM 134,308

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM -23,767,800

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13110 records found.