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)
O'Neill Elementary School N/A NE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Travis Manion Foundation N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Kino Border Initiative Inc N/A AZ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,566,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 321,202

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,210,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 12,841,750

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