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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marin Shakespeare Company Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 213,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Service Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,527,000

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