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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
DYF Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
All in Need Family Support Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Diablo Valley College Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 157,882

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Polaris Institute USA Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rosie the Riveter Trust Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
DYF Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ushahidi, Inc. Contra Costa International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
All in Need Family Support Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Diablo Valley College Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 157,882

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,416,880

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 759,566

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13280 records found.