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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Page SUM 1,228,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Page SUM 1,228,863

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation SC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Educational First Steps TX Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,889,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Amazon Conservation Team United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Page SUM 1,228,863

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13280 records found.