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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,559,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 499,359

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Mr Hollands Opus Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 333,333
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmas House of Hope CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 754,233

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,147,157

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13110 records found.