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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,942,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Terralingua N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Donor Advised 2018 700,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,942,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
Pacific University OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 6,313,495

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