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)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
California Institute of Integral Studies San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,365,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 135,541

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Code Orange Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Link Media, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,139,162

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,616,200

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13110 records found.