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)
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Rethreaded Inc N/A FL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Brothers for Life N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls on the Run International N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sayorai Sabz N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,013,099

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Friendship N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
New York Genome Center Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 157,402
Rethreaded Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Brothers for Life N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls on the Run International N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,013,099

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Page SUM 1,027,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 452,510

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13110 records found.