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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 181,625

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sycamore Valley Elementary School Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,033

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 170,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Childrens Aid College Prep Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kenya HELP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,448,950

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