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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Kitchen Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
SLZGSL Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 315,265

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 234,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Paradise Rotary Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wine Country Marines CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
FII - National CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Nicholas School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Page SUM 268,282

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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