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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,505,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Patient Empowerment Network N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,505,240

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 195,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,505,240

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13110 records found.