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)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Coastside Jewish Community N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollywood United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 300,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Prison Dharma Network, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TrueChild Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 867,857

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rancho Cielo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Transportation for A Livable City CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,367,667

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 207,650

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