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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Page SUM 1,026,549

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
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
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
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
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 2,066,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 724,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
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
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 599,000

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