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)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 257,658

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,008
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 257,658

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation for Nantucket MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jefferson County Historical Society IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Garden Conservancy Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
T’ruah NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,044,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,259,897
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Mohr Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,108,065

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13110 records found.