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)
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 158,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Page SUM 232,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
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
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,048,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,620
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 158,720

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13110 records found.