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)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A MS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 939,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 939,800

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -60,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 2,076,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 939,800

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13110 records found.