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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wu Yee Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImmSchools N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Leadership for Educational Equity Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayo Clinic N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Mijente Support Committee N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
New England Hemophilia Association, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,474,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
PushBlack N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Wider Bridge San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 630,591

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bridge Restoration Ministry CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Define American KY Immigration Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
UNIDOSUS DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Video Volunteers NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Greenlight Clinic CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,215,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Eagles Oscar Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Punahou School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Red Wiggler Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
BAYMEC Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 54,150

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