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)
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StartOut San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 611,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,695,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Boys Chorus CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sierra Roots CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 559,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 91,250

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