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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Emergency Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
R Street Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Emergency Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Soul of Nations Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Peter Catholic Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 243,702

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Emergency Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,989,250

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13280 records found.