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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 642,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 518,098

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization TX General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer OR Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Solar Richmond CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,164,644

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Friendship United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 642,525

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13280 records found.