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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cambridge in America N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,566,109

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cambridge in America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,566,109

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. IN Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Upsolve Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 11,750
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,267,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cambridge in America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,303,109
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strawberry Fields Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,566,109

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13280 records found.