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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A HI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
ActionAid USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A SC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,052,942

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
ActionAid USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,052,942

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hollywood United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Manhattan College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Artists Association of Nantucket MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 953,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
ActionAid USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 292
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truck of Love United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,052,942

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13110 records found.