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)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A TX United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Asia N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Operation ASHA NFP N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint 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 30,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Soledad-Mission Recreation District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Asia N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vilcap, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Internet Society N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Operation ASHA NFP N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
George Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 551,446

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tracys Kids Inc MD Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Atlas Service Corps Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Cal-Wood Education Center CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trout Unlimited Inc CO Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 46,470
Kidney Cancer Association OR Health Corporate Advised 2018 573
Northern Virginia Family Service VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 264,272

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