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)
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,487,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Page SUM 1,110,966

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Mental Health Advocacy Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Page SUM 546,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Page SUM 415,247

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