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)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 250,929

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 2,014,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 278,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 391,800

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