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)
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Page SUM 697,901

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Page SUM 640,535

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 688,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
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
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 761,152

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