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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 252,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 56,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,237,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,165,000

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