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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Action Ministries Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 706,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 121,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,249,538

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 706,900

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13110 records found.