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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Palo Alto Community Child Care Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Page SUM 274,075

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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 Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 509,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 1,189,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthcare and Elder Law Programs Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado Montessori Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,003
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 443,520
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,260
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,670
Association of the United States Army Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,298,953

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13110 records found.