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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 172,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Names University Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 172,882

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 971,385

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Care Without Harm United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Martin Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 20,700

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13110 records found.