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 Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,787,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,787,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Seattle Clemency Project WA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation NC Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 405,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
InsightShare Network England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Dignity Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 822,973

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13110 records found.