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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,345,633

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Blossom Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,346,650

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 220,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,239
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Taking Control of Your Diabetes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Embarcadero Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 458,939

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13110 records found.