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)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 394,975

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 1,257,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
OMF International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 389,154

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