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)
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 229,009
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ashoka N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 74,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 432,161

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 7,219,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce Foundatio VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Maisha Meds Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 473,831

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,138,550

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13110 records found.