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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pebble Beach Company Foundation N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Project Glimmer San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 404,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 147,315

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
One Mind Institute CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Page SUM 2,424,387

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arc of Sedgwick County Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 109,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art Enables United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 272,600

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