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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,625

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indian American Impact Project DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 148,882

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Stories United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,375
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 342,625

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13110 records found.