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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,252,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,252,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culture Reframed MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canine Angels Service Teams OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,626,432

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Act for Congo Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,564
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Greenhouse Scholars United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 3,099,214

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13110 records found.