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)
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Page SUM 1,719,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Mongabayorg Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Page SUM 1,719,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Mills High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Immigration Forum Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
NumFOCUS Inc TX Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parkinson's Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Providence College RI Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 304,000
Rhode Island School of Design RI Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,863,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,200
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Media Matters for America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Mongabayorg Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 21,100
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Niches Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,500
Page SUM 1,719,950

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13280 records found.