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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 141,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Karuna-Shechen USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,158,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 198,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 85,950

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13110 records found.