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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community College District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Hope Mohr Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,381,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 63,936

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FII - National CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 272,782

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 3,813
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,926,368

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13110 records found.