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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignited Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Food for Thought N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 304,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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
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
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,752,792

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,077,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 172,367

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