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)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Page SUM 904,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 104,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid at Work CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Page SUM 139,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,810

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13110 records found.