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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 304,702

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 35,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 841,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 169,587
Ft Bragg Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Soledad-Mission Recreation District United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,956,461

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