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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,170,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 426,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
ORT America Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,515,949

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 475,838

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