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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 2,836,512

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class Marin General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,803,012

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 250
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 1,168,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Proyectos Integrales en Economía Sustentable PIES de la Tier Mexico Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 36,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for the Advancement of Animal Welfare Science Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 55,100
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 2,803,012

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13110 records found.