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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fork Union Military Academy N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. N/A VA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Academy for Eating Disorders N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 118,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 480,445

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
Fairfax Releaf VA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -30,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,405,332
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Backpack Buddies Inc. VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. VA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Navy Seal Foundation, Inc. VA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Projectcsgirls VA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cornerstones Inc VA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. VA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Real Food America VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 11,458,276

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Dance for Humanity United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
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 250
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 Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 117,300

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