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)
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,850
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 352,852

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 494,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 172,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 124,543

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