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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 408,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portsmouth High School NH Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonweal Conservancy Inc NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Boston Cares Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Little League Baseball Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Helen Keller Elementary School IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
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