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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. N/A CT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bunker Labs NFP Inc N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii N/A HI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 474,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 669,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 913,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bunker Labs NFP Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Bronx Defenders United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 474,100

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13110 records found.