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)
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Advocates for Pregnant Women Inc. N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS N/A FL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
Page SUM 1,293,497

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 120,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 212,680

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Advocates for Pregnant Women Inc. United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 320
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
Page SUM 1,293,497

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13280 records found.