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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bayshore Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,268,092

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 69,595

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homework Central CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 209,290

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 172,699

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