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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
GO Campaign N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
University of California Santa Barbara N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregational Church of San Mateo San Mateo CA United States Religion Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,700
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,686,445

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,402,541

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners for Change Tri-valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 385,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Outreach Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 657,400

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13110 records found.