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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Costa Rica Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 165,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cameron K Gallagher Memorial Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hoover Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Fundacion para la Sostenibilidad y la Equidad Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Novato Girls Softball Association Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 165,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Verbum Dei High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 3,150,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,108,950

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13110 records found.