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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainbow Village Inc N/A GA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,123,419

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 113,391

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 311,397

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rainbow Village Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 1,123,419

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13110 records found.