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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Ceiba Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 781,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 520,020
Australian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
University Health Network N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JINC N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Housing California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
eForHum N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
African Entrepreneurship Collective N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Page SUM 1,485,279

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Caregiver Alliance CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 455,049

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,730,350

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13110 records found.