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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Proteus Fund Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Urban Resource Institute N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A India Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A DC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,413,145

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 115,995
Urban Resource Institute N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
NYOS Charter School Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NalandaWay Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,373,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 275,575

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 221,600

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