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 Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Urban Compass N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 124,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 7,658,570

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeward Bound of Marin CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 90,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,067,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 332,303

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13110 records found.