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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
One Mind Institute N/ANapa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aufhebung Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 78,125

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Mitchell College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mountains 2 Sea N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
One Mind Institute N/ANapa Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aufhebung Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 362,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Policing Equity NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,500
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 691,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Mountains 2 Sea United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aufhebung Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 78,125

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13280 records found.