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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Angelmiras Center for Women With Advanced Cancer N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 24,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Black Belt Community Foundation Inc N/A AL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Rafiki Coalition for Health and Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Redwood City Youth Maritime Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Resident Association of Greater Englewood N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
CalCEF Innovations Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,512
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 600
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 6,800
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 100,754,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
MomsRising Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Newark Community Street Team Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,500
All Saints Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Bible Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Palo Alto Historical Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 24,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Abilities United San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 907,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 500
Remake CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Rockwood Leadership Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2020 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 4,890
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 8,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 6,600
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 249,390

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 2,500
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 125,000
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Empower Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,250
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Teton County Sheriffs Auxillary United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 3,100
Florida Immigrant Coalition Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
The Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2020 400,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Page SUM 1,579,550

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14797 records found.