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)
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 150,978

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Page SUM 207,121

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 696,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 145,453

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13110 records found.