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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 228,276

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 436,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Boxing Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 26,400
Mayo Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Org Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lynbrook High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 2,808,250

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13110 records found.