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)
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Moreau Catholic High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,950
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Teen Challenge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 898,490

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,077,960

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 604,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 475,800

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13110 records found.