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 County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voces de la Frontera N/A WI United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture 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 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,671,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,671,050

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
KTK-Belt, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 521,850

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