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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
IDEO.ORG San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 413,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 56,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 213,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 612,200

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