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)
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 667,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 220,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 451
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 305,801

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 371,875

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13110 records found.