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)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,581,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,581,965

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bolinas Community, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 419,813

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Find Your Light Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,581,965

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13110 records found.