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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A WY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A DE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 160,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Amputee Soccer Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 160,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Makoto Taiko CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,258,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,100
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greg Richards Larry Polatsch & Scott Weingard Memorial Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 350
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Amputee Soccer Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Jordan Thomas Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 160,750

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13280 records found.