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)
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 949,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dev Color San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Felidae Conservation Fund Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Page SUM 949,890

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 317,507

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 636,050

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13110 records found.