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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Beach Citizens San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Year Up, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Baylor School TN Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Founders Pledge Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,689,566

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Page SUM 954,058

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13110 records found.