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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners International N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideon Pond Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A NM United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,518,026

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,685,040

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,613,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gideon Pond Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
New Mexico Community Capital United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,518,026

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13110 records found.