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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 108,585

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PEN American Center Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 67,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kilohana Kai HI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Caravan To Class CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 382,295

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Simon Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 71,200

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13110 records found.