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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 337,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 337,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 356,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,332,526

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13110 records found.