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)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,054,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,054,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
City Garden Montessori School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,090,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Life Network Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,743,708

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13110 records found.