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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Bird Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 62,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Bird Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Country School Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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