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)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 177,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,557,179

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 438,497

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 72,900

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