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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,630,185

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,024,275

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 278,341

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,109,200

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13110 records found.