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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Byam School Association N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Childrens Trust Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,342,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 318,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 187,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Byam School Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Childrens Trust Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,342,550

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13280 records found.