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)
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 21,494,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 21,494,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Ocean Media Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Seattle Foundation WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 525,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,750
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 320,385

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13110 records found.