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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,493,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 85,145

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 30,244,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Posse Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free the Slaves Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,493,400

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13110 records found.