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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 390,240

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 390,240

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Africa Vocational Education, Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
DataKind NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,743,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,000,500

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13110 records found.