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)
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 915,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Video Internet Distribution Education Opportunity Inc. Alameda Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pieta House Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,700
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crosspulse Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Page SUM 4,410,617

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 781,866

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vermont Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Page SUM 461,700

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