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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Fund Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 682,487

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Clayton Valley Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 175,145

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13110 records found.