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)
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lexington Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM -280,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 102,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bethel Church of Redding CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 117,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,146,460

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