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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rye Historical Society N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,289,763

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 604,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Infact United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Organization for Women and Development Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,025
Movement Strategy Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
NatureBridge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -9,000
New York Public Library Astor Lenox and Tilden Foundations United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
NumFOCUS Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 195,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 604,525

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