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)
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 387,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision International CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,478,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 324,171

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