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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment 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 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 317,540

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,540
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,381,965

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 272,511

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Brackens Kitchen Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Child Creativity Lab Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 166,750

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13110 records found.