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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 195,724

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West County Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Page SUM 398,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Children’s Course Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 706,900

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