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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 367,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 367,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National LGBTQ Task Force DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 372,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alone Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sivasri Charitable Trust India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SayTrees Environmental Trust India Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,379,178

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13110 records found.