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)
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A DC United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
DogTag Bakery, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Savannah College of Art and Design GA Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kauai Habitat for Humanity HI Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,193,448

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -29
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 482,198

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13110 records found.