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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 262,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The San Francisco School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
One World Children's Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 262,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beacon of Life IA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 650,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Face Forward Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Hong Kong Charities Hong Kong General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PFLAG Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,128,850

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