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)
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 338,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Down Syndrome Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Page SUM 4,618,543

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 651,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paradise Recreation and Park District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Bamboo in the Wind United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,127,550

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