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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,432,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 116,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Sequoia Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
Page SUM 405,987

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,330,601

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13110 records found.