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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Helen Keller Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Providence Community Health Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc N/A FL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 355,980

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 270,000
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bolinas Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Access to the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Bern N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,698,800

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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 General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food for Children Inc NH Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,137,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
Helen Keller Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Providence Community Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bob Hayes Invitational Track Meet Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,694
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 355,980

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13110 records found.