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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,021,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,021,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope House DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dressember Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Highland Park Presbyterian Dayschool TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 283,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Tropical Botanical Garden United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,928,000

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13110 records found.