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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 825,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 413,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,440,475

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact 2030 Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Empower-Emerging Markets Foundation United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 360,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Adaptive Training Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,230,200

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