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)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 297,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,184,197

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South Bay Islamic Association CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 506,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 343,500

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