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)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A KY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Page SUM 7,091,301

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Page SUM 7,091,301

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Whole Womans Advocacy Alliance VA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 810,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Page SUM 7,091,301

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13110 records found.