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)
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,049,429

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,404,759

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 361,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 144,300

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