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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 12,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bayes Impact Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 668,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Methodist University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soles 4 Souls N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 694,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,303,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Lucy Parish School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis of Assisi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 79,500

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