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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 106,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
William T. Dwyer High School FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Educacy CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southerners On New Ground GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Program Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 902,567

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Alliance Defending Freedom United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Center for Early Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Institute for Local Government United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,152,601

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13110 records found.