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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 955,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 955,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
LymeDisease.org CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 133,690

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