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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Soil Health Academy N/A AL United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,014,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholarmatch Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Soil Health Academy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,014,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,325,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shaker Museum and Library United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carla and David Crane Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Soil Health Academy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo A. C. Mexico Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,014,900

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13280 records found.