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)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 450,152

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 450,152

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Midtown Partners Inc MS Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Childrens Museum MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
New York Public Radio NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Great Blacks in Wax Museum Inc MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 3,219,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drew School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 361,500

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13110 records found.