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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Network of Abortion Funds N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ventura County Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,185,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,083,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Innovations for Learning Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Karuna-Shechen USA NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gear Alliance, Inc. CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 830,729

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,185,576

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13110 records found.