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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 326,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 326,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Moving Traditions PA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,112,920

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Mind and Life Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Hope, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Telluride Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Corpus Christi Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Page SUM 2,583,324

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13110 records found.