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)
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LYTE Collective N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mater Dolorosa Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,630,698

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 163,812

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 396,325

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 78,750
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LYTE Collective United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mater Dolorosa Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tarjimly, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Alianza Americas United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
The Friends of the Oakland Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Omprakash Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
DeMarillac Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Dress for Success San Francisco United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,630,698

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13280 records found.