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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
World Mission Christian Church N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Latino Cancer Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Openhouse San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 780,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 176,600

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin General Hospital Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pasadena-Foothill Valley YWCA CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Center for the Book CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Article3 Org CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 975,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Felix Pantry Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 8,700
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 632,100

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