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)
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wayfinder Family Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,724,122

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,830

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Counsel Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wings Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chinese Historical Society of America CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 1,047,284

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,699,231

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13110 records found.