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 Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
MDRC N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,401,467

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
MDRC N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,401,467

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Baltimore Museum of Art, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,816,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort ascending Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Community Foundation of New Jersey United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
MDRC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sightsavers Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Arunodhaya Centre for Street and Working Children India Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
India Vision Foundation India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 7,401,467

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13110 records found.