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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Valley Dream Center Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 563,194

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sal's Shoes N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Salvation Army National Corp N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SAGA Innovations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Benedictine Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Rotha (The Wheel) N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Roudenbush Community Center Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 36,957
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 480,932

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Water Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amateur Baseball Development Group Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 548,475

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor Malaysia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soil Health Academy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,063,650

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