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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -24,558,613

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I WA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pew Charitable Trusts PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LGS Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Rescue US Inc CT Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 241,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -24,558,613

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13110 records found.