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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Hire Heroes USA N/A GA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 819,508

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 268,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Hire Heroes USA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Car Media Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Branham Hills Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Chamberlains Children Center Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 819,508

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13110 records found.