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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A IA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 747,964

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 3,664
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 747,964

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Jazz CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center OK Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. ID Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Glimpse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,932,800

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