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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
META Solutions N/A OH United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Net Impact Alameda CA United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Page SUM 6,341,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 113,937

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 205,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chelmsford Police Athletic League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
350 Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Page SUM 1,551,300

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