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 descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,106,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,106,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 556,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Feather River Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 552,250

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