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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,226,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
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
Page SUM 68,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Names University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TeachAIDS CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 387,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 257,600

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13110 records found.