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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,003,310

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ought Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 398,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. AR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,780,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bishop O'Dowd High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Methow Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 398,250

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13110 records found.