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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Angle Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Page SUM 1,111,641

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Angle Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Page SUM 1,111,641

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heartbeat OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mariposa Prolife CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Families for Justice as Healing Inc MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
UND Alumni Association and Foundation ND Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Just Vision Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Fayerweather Street School, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,674,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Angle Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Page SUM 1,111,641

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13110 records found.