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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
Tourette Association of America N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Child Care Association of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Global Development Incubator Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,773,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 705,212

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 37,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Boys and Girls Club of America United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 201,350

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