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)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 761,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 761,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii HI Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 216,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sociedad De Educacion Y Rehabilitacion Ser De P R PR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 551,603

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culture Reframed United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,491
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare Italy Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 688,691

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13110 records found.