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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 142,000

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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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 338,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Grace Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Page SUM 918,360

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