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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
World Food Program USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Intermuseum Conservation Association N/A OH United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soze Foundation N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of British Columbia N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -322
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. N/A UT United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
Page SUM 392,695

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indivisible Civic Engagement Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Planet Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,467,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Childrens Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Mary's Place Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Madeira School Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mrelief IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Commonweal CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Page SUM 10,575,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gather Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 349,450

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