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)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,599,697

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,599,697

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Lung Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club MT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Atlanta Speech School Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
SJ Bike Party Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South Creek Church MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Build Care Inspire Corp VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,074,206

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,599,697

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13280 records found.