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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A KA India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 396,632

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 396,632

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Diocese of Fall River MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 23,627,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
Page SUM 396,632

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13110 records found.