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)
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 209,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 209,201

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 212,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Richmond Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 14,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Boys and Girls Club of Hawaii HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,924,734

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 4,035,922

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13110 records found.