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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Page SUM 148,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 803,645

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Results for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,959,475

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Providence Christian Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 547,883

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