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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development 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 75,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,199,340

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 216,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,966,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Self Enhancement Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,199,340

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13280 records found.