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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc N/A MA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Educating Tanzania Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority N/A MI United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 931,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 190,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youngstown State University OH Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,358,688

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Latet Humanitarian Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 931,300

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13110 records found.