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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,224

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 106,224

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Morning Forum of Los Altos CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Diocese of Central Florida Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster Boy Movies LLC IL Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 377,995

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 28,181,110

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13110 records found.