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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,568,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate 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
Page SUM 164,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 1,070,110

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,568,770

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13110 records found.