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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 444,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 444,535

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund OK Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,152,139

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Page SUM 359,100

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13110 records found.