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 Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 56,350
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,222,256

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 56,350
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,222,256

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Live Now Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hawaiian Humane Society HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Academy OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Network Education Program DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leading Educators Inc LA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,150,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,012,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 56,350
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Road Dogs & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,222,256

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13280 records found.