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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bread & Roses Presents Marin CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 571,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Page SUM 523,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 624,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 190,750

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13110 records found.