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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,032
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Colorado Office of the Governor N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,814,682

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Collective Heritage Institute San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,199,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Stockton Unified School District CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The University Foundation California State University Chico CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 607,906

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Collective Heritage Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Association of Dehkan Farmers Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,199,450

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13280 records found.