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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A PR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A ID United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,029,852

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Hirsch Metro High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Warrior Canine Connection N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,029,852

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 503,735

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Page SUM 161,202

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13110 records found.