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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 624,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Catticus Corporation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
The Stride Center Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 6,981,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
CURATUS CA Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 413,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) Kenya Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Community Child Care United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning - McGill U Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 177,930
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,960,730

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