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, and corporate 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)
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Parents for Peace N/A TN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Project Night Night San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 308,515

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United for Colombia N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
Veteran's PATH Inc Marin Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikitongues Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Homeless Services Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 1,003,795

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Hypopara Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Moonlight Community Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,450
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,434,875

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Torrey Pines Docent Society United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United for Colombia United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Forest Service Employees for Environmental Ethics Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
University of Florida United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
Veteran's PATH Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikitongues Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Homeless Services Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 1,003,795

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13280 records found.