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)
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 636,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Mosaic Family Services Inc N/A Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gary Sinise Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,600
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 381,810

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Primary CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 300,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation United States Education 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
Page SUM 177,638

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