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)
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Papillon Center for Loss and Transition N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 111,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 122,812

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Barrio Logan College Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 171,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 12,887,000

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