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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 246,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 246,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Better Angels Society Inc VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of National Guard Families MA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Utah Food Bank UT Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
We Teach Science Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Prairie Winds Elementary School CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dallas Hope Charitites TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities Inc IN Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 277,632

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of New York City Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
City of Fremont United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,520
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
South Bay Islamic Association United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UPA PTSO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 192,093
Halogen Foundation Singapore Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Maysville Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Georgia Food Bank Association Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The LIVESTRONG Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 371,413

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13110 records found.