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)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 699,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TechBridge Inc. N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 56,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Water Wells for Africa CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,822,999

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,058,400

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13110 records found.