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)
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 1,000
Page SUM 758,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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
Page SUM 302,010

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Union Square Business Improvement District CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,294,750

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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 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
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 404,500

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13110 records found.