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 Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Unitarian Universalist Association MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park Avenue Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
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