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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 1,701,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Roots CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Page SUM 148,797

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 366,950

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