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, and corporate 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)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Brain Tumor Association Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 753,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 194,366

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Claremont McKenna College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastside Children's Programs CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moraga Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,134,145

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 170,797

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