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 descending Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 622,343

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 622,343

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Health Leads Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 352,413

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 813,232

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13110 records found.