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)
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 563,516

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mongol Ecology Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Vincere Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Norcal Carcinet Support Group CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Outreach CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,935,645

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grassroots Ecology United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,390,950

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13110 records found.