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)
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 519,253

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 2,558,820

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our City Forest CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
THINK Together CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 331,026

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,035,683

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13110 records found.