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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College N/A NC United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 230,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
World Vision N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 413,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 9,340,800

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Presbyterian College United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 230,500

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13110 records found.