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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 223,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 300,413

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,690,029

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chelmsford Girls Softball Association League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Future Citizen Germany Corporate Advised 2018 2,569
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,353
Pieta House Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,230
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Health Connected United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 360,902

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