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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 479,900

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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
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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)
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 342,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union 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
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
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture 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
Page SUM 193,500

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