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)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Shawnee Mission Northwest High KS Other Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Gold Star Mothers Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Madre Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Humane Studies VA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ho'ola Lahui Hawai'i HI Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 816,749

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 5,766,685

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13110 records found.