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)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 786,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Concrn Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prescott College, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 988,750

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