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)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Just Read Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covia Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Provide, Inc. MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,557,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Loyola University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Bonds Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 300,449

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