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)
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 359,515

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Watershed Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 521,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,123,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley 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
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Page SUM 216,600

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