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)
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 103,724

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mothers Against Drunk Driving TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western Landowners Alliance NM Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of Western Nevada NV General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 141,748

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Better Eugene-Springfield Transportation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mashvarati Ecology Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sports Challenge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Solace Women's Aid England Health Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,277,360

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13110 records found.