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)
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,709,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 708,523

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 390,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 10,991,935

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13110 records found.