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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A NC United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum N/A Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,958,608

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Association for Texas Advocates Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Chiao Tung University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,958,608

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wholesome Wave Inc CT Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Inc NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 932
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Animal Haven Inc. NY Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Bentonville Basketball Club Inc AR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PS 373 NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. NY Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Arts Council of New Orleans LA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 383,361

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Wake County United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
City of Yreka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vilcap, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 450,000
Monte Rio Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Girls On the Run Rhode Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Kitchen Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hilfe für krebskranke Kinder Frankfurt e.V. Germany Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Fondazione Bruno Kessler Italy Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 98,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,067,308
Union City Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
eForHum Italy Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,958,608

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13110 records found.