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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,134,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,134,185

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 161,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,134,185

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13110 records found.