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)
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 1,254,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 25,110,225

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 227,682

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gary Sinise Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 25,257,135

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13110 records found.