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)
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 318,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle ME Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Empirical Resolution Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,059,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
EdSurge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mosaic Youth Theater of Detroit United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 956,500

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13110 records found.