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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Saturday Academy N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. N/A WI United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A ME United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 204,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 85,145

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank of the Rockies CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 205,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 204,625

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13110 records found.