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)
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
American Film Institute Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,080,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 477,098

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,174,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 66,700

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