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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,948,764

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,948,764

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington Center for Equitable Growth Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 364,125

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