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)
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
Fair-fish International Association N/A International Organization Switzerland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 630,371
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal N/A International Organization Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Fresh Life Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 9,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Global Development Group USA Inc N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Governors State University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Guthy-Jackson Research Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 525,000
University College London N/A International Organization England Education Donor Advised 2020 133,887
University of Florida Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 1,600,008

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2020 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Conscious Kid N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Create Good Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Shining Hope For Communities Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Simon Fraser University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 212,290
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 750
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule Zurich (ETHZ) N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 4,600
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 5,813,540

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 31,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Fair Employment Foundation Limited Hong Kong Human Services Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
The Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia United States Health Donor Advised 2020 75,000
The KAT6A Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
For the People United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 250,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
German School of Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Goodwill Industries of San Francisco San Mateo & Marin Cnty United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 1,331,250

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