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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 321,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 348,230

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Hospice by the Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 557,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education 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
Page SUM 2,083,683

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