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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 861,781

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Roots Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Page SUM 861,781

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,275,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 23,159,615

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,836,846

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13110 records found.