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)
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Tropical Botanical Garden N/A HI United States Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,049,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,322,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center CA Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Washington Generals WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,103,688

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,027,925

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13110 records found.