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)
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simprints N/A England Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,354
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A ID United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 503,543

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,354
Animal Charity Evaluators Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cigar Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cole Community Church, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 503,543

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Braven Incorporated IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CCC Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Page SUM 529,000

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