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)
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 660,140

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 188,266

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 114,997

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 170,797

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