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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 103,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Seattle Theatre Group WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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