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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lake Champlain Chamber Music Festival N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Middlebury Community Music Center N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Murder Accountability Project N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Prison Fellowship Ministries N/A VA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Page SUM 301,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,981,419

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kanpe Foundation Inc VT Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Himalayan Cataract Project Inc VT Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. VT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
One Tree Planted Inc VT Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium VT Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Middlebury Community Music Center VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 290,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woods Hole Day Care Cooperative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
Page SUM 1,879,100

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13280 records found.