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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 422,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 112,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahirih Justice Center CA International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 379,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,109,000

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