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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A NJ United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Domestic Violence Hotline TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Common Pantry NY Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unite for Sight, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
For the Needy & Hungry Foundation, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
UniversalGiving United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Dundee Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,245
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 900
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green America United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Youthcare United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jobs with Justice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 341,555

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13280 records found.