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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation N/A OH United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 465,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor 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
Page SUM 223,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 150,102

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways for Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equity Alliance of San Diego County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,650
Cesar Chavez Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 465,500

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13110 records found.