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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,263,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
International Earthlight Alliance N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Equality Now, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,263,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 426,747
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amigos for Christ GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 4,118,997

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sri Dhanvantri Trust India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,772,927

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13110 records found.