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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A MO United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Page SUM 2,159,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Page SUM 2,159,385

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Pioneer Classical School Inc WY Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seedlings of Change Inc MT Other Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Spirit Media NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Special Olympics, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 9,883,129

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