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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 339,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 339,880

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church GA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Gather Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 790,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Rare Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Community Foundation of Ottawa Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 204,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Families for Excellent Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,768,600

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13110 records found.