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)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,696,913

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,696,913

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross HI Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 315,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Council on Monuments and Sites France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,696,913

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13110 records found.