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)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Inc N/A IN United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,343,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
St Felix Pantry Inc N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Springfield Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Louis Science Center Foundation N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Food Bank Alliance N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 301,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Springfield City School District OH Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SquashBusters, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Southwest Social Services Programs Inc FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 149,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northwest Indiana Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Families USA Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,343,225

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13280 records found.