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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Frank L. Huff Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
San Ramon Valley Girls Athletic League Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Carry the Vision Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,770,929

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 232,671

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,048

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 896,893

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13110 records found.