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)
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperwood Foundation Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Giving in Motion Inc Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 180,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 368,712

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burundi Friends International CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
Page SUM 220,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 383,700

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