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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A MN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,749,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,749,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crisis Action, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 931,590

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Green Lake Lutheran Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,749,900

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13110 records found.