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)
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fair Oaks Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 201,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Page SUM 137,277

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 673,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 728,335

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13110 records found.