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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,462,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illustrative Mathematics AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,404,216

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Our Pack, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 335,450

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