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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Dreams for Schools N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 276,745

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Miami-Dade College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George W. Bush Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wreaths Across America N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 2,120,425

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Film Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Beyond Type 1 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 537,374

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Outreach Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Accelerator for America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 822,800

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13110 records found.