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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,765,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,765,845

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Waipa Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 53,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westside Baby WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amnesty International France France Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The School Garden Project of Lane County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Consultoría Técnica Comunitaria, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Page SUM 634,700

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13110 records found.