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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 126,376

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Page SUM 131,983

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 432,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 1,312,205

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13110 records found.