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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,842,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,842,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs NM Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Climate Ride, Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Every Student Every Community Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Northeastern University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Plenty International TN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Grouse Partnership MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,411,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,842,700

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13110 records found.