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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Long Beach Rescue Mission N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 194,813

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Long Beach Rescue Mission N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 194,813

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 2,533,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Long Beach Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amazon Conservation Team United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 194,813

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13280 records found.