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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sumba Foundation N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childrens Miracle Network N/A UT United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 173,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
Lions Club International Ftdn N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,200
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropy Roundtable N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
John Burroughs School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Page SUM 7,619,898

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wellspring CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 390,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Sumba Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
BMe Networks United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 261,650

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