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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,392,000

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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 2,487,500
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,555
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Dream Corps Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boldly Me Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 3,894,755

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,296,407

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Learning Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 759,485

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