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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 224,176

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 4,333,040

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Page SUM 6,416,600

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,133,700

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