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)
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 467,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 104,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,179,204

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
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
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 584,950

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13110 records found.