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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Page SUM 570,205

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 212,559

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 337,400

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