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)
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Dev Color San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 21,069,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saint Anselm College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Karidat N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
The Tau Beta Pi Association, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Reservations N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 184,491

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of King CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Garden Village Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South County Services Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Union Square Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Library Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Page SUM 476,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March for Our Lives Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 458,765

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13110 records found.