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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 440,000

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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 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,426,645

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa Valley Girls Fast Pitch Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 452,002

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 91,158

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13110 records found.