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)
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Association of the United States Army Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 308,418

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 166,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 509,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 315,950

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