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, 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Poverty and Race Research Action Council N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Health England N/A England Health Donor Advised 2019 257,400
Real Food America N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
AmericaShare USA Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,710,285

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
School Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church Creek Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 278,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Cool Effect Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,579,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
School Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ceiba Public Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church Creek Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 278,300

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13280 records found.