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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenlight Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Innocents Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 211,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 350,130

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 609,712

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Diverse Chautauqua Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Wisdom Sun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 350,130

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13110 records found.