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)
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Project Access Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,643,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 426,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Channel Islands YMCA CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,154,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 32,522,680

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13110 records found.