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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,187,556

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,187,556

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 205,788
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 747,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,187,556

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13110 records found.