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, and corporate 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)
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
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 365,730

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,527,850

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Open the Circle IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp CT Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School PA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 4,263,654

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Physicians for a National Health Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 365,730

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13110 records found.