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)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,832,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,832,324

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Conservation Colorado Education Fund CO Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Syzygy Dance Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 14,114,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 740,833

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13110 records found.