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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 311,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Canaan Society Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 272,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Diego River Park Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
NextFlex CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 210,973

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship BMEC Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 25,143,900

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