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 County Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
North American Council for Online Learning N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Kakenyas Dream N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Specially Adapted Resource Club N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young America's Foundation N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 4,577,523

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 287,500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,194,133

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka VA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 105,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 242,748

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fundacion Omar Dengo Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Save The Waves Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Scholars Fund Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Juilliard School Ukraine Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Raymond James Charitable Endowment Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 23,645
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 374,345

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