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)
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,434,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 155,777

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 471,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -23,578,700

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