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)
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
University of Prince Edward Island N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,872

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Seminar Network Inc VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Educate! CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Self Help Enterprises CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,553,900

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