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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 90,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,216,820

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation AK General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 415,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 64,275

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