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)
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
AfterImage Public Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Interfaith Movement For Human Integrity Alameda CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,250,670

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,426,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Page SUM 764,892

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 193,797

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