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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 627,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Youth Business USA Alameda International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 629,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Heal the Bay CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Madera County Sheriff's Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 131,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Bank Street College of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Governor Dummer Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kivulini Trust Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,358,200

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