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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,689,704

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,689,704

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Reading Results OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 267,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Academic Endeavors United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,530,100

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13110 records found.