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)
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 824,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Venture Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 824,858

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc MS Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,023,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 824,858

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13110 records found.