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)
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Rosenberg Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Saja Group Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Rosenberg Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Saja Group Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for the West Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Proyectos Integrales en Economia Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Buska Hamar Integrated Community Development Action Ethiopia Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Rosenberg Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Saja Group Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.