Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

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)
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Antioch New England N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 256,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Third Way Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The University of Sydney N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II N/A Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hospice Family Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 479,325

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Solidago Foundation MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
D C Preparatory Academy DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rising World Incorporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathfinder International MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 390,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
InterAction Initiative Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Prep for Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clean Money Campaign United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 147,300

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