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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 307,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 54,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,453,400

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