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)
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,135

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,268,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 126,049
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 363,549

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Page SUM 33,626,656

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