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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 501,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 643,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Friends of IDC NY Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 445,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Pet Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 718,022

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13110 records found.