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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 232,160

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
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
Page SUM 299,722

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Page SUM 440,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 205,000

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