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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 454,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AFS-USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 1,720,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Sunnyvale Singers CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Page SUM 3,218,432

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 890,773

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13110 records found.