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)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 844,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 844,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
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
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 7,376,433

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Quest Scholars Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -300,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -184,550

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13110 records found.