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)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 302,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Page SUM 4,662,570

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 115,688

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,488,250

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13110 records found.