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)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Beginnings WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Photographers Without Borders Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 282
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wheaton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Universidad de Sevilla Spain Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Diversity Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.