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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A UT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 737,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Huntsman Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
1951 Coffee Company Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 737,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 511,465

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Huntsman Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
1951 Coffee Company United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 737,750

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13110 records found.