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)
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 409,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 1,298,155

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MDRC NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,134,433

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Library Association of La Jolla United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,701,650

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13110 records found.