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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Population Connection N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Call NYC Co. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 199,583
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 797,458

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,153,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 606,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,153,250

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13110 records found.