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)
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 21,554

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project H Design Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,354
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 21,554

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,346,648

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 233,550

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13110 records found.