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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 344,862

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 344,862

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 375,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Page SUM 611,725

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13110 records found.