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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 111,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 111,300

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cougar Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Parson's Nose Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silk Road Project, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Studies Assn MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 40,745,175

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
AFP Foundation for Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Moving Traditions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cougar Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Grand Canyon Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Sunshine, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Just Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New York Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 467,020

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