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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 97,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edify N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 97,620

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Heart Consciousness Church Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
International Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Marlow Guitar International Incorporated MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Meridian Institute CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,390
Mongabayorg Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,841,890

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
W E Upjohn Unemployment Trustee Corporation United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 18,141
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Heart of the Valley Humane Society, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,254
Womens Daytime Drop-In Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 366,095

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13280 records found.