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)
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 48,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 201,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 208,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 192,152

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13110 records found.