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)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billerica Memorial High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,016

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
James Lick High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 91,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 4,399,359

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 42,900
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billerica Memorial High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Saratoga Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 471,016

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13110 records found.