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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Otis J Brock III Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Humanist Association N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
Page SUM 387,880

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Page SUM 119,147

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 596,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sector Alliance, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Choral Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Pan American Development Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Otis J Brock III Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Humanist Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
Page SUM 387,880

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13280 records found.