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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 40,499,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loved Twice CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 347,709

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 199,161

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