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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 400,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,110,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Performing Arts Weber United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
SEMI Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,766
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 863,041

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