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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Carlos Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 727,506

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,544,792

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 160,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Life International Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 130,232
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 727,506

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13110 records found.