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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice USA Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 9,052,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Fundació Centre de Regulació Genòmica N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,411
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
Page SUM 1,646,521

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 383,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 811,000

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13110 records found.