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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 368,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 368,600

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 204,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 244,350

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13110 records found.