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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Page SUM 421,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 322,645

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
The Big Table United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,192,450

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