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)
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
OneWorld Health N/A SC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,127,487

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nutritionfacts Org Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
OneWorld Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
R Street Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,127,487

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 1,553,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nutritionfacts Org Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
OneWorld Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Fresh Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,127,487

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13280 records found.