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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 620,633

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
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
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 369,027

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 174,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,404,500

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