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)
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion Tarahumara Jose A. Llaguno N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 4,006,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 429,935

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Page SUM 1,256,719

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 429,935

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13110 records found.