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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A WY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A IA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,076,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sapling Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pioneer Classical School Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Hannah Geneser Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,076,450

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. CO International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 77,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,338,167

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13110 records found.