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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement N/A IL United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 298,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 293,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,062,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Teachers Elementary Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 298,650

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13110 records found.