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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 356,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,130,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 404,557

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 254,700

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