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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Pilot Light N/A IL United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Promise54 N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Represent US Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,801,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pilot Light N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Promise54 N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Reed Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Represent US Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,801,760

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