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)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 175,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 175,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Students for Service Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 175,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Maryknoll Sisters Charitable Tr United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 130,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,005,650

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