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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Pajaro Valley Arts Council N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 295,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 569,540

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 534,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 98,000

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