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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,680,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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 258,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 30,194,860

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mei Fong and Associates United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Media Change Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,680,940

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13110 records found.