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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Portsmouth High School N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
William Carey University N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,410,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 200,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 841,804

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salt Lake Community Action Program United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,373
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 534,565

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