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)
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 913,217

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13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 913,217

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,540,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 275,217
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater NY Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Page SUM 913,217

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13110 records found.