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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 395,260

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 335
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 525
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 600
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 105,860

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 86,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,950
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 395,260

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13280 records found.