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)
Semilla Nueva N/A ID United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A SC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 744,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 744,092

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thirst Project CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 1,459,709

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Semilla Nueva United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 744,092

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13280 records found.