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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 841,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 841,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Museum of Art, Inc. NV Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gracefull Foundation CO Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 409,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every Student Every Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Education Cities Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aquaculture Stewardship Council England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,813
Rewire United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 998,313

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13110 records found.