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)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 106,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 106,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 895,484

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 971,600

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13110 records found.