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)
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,217,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,011,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
New Friends New Life TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,650
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morning Glory Montessori School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,531,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,011,250

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13110 records found.