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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Page SUM 256,130

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 449,716

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Wildlife Care Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 192,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 648,700

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