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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 172,127

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 164,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,620,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 31,471,220

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