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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Dec My Room Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 636,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Keep Memory Alive N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 900
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Scotts Valley High School Falcon Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Plant It Forward Farms TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New York University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 163,755
Giveteens20 CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 39,942
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 392,197

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KAM Family Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of British Columbia Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 274,432

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13110 records found.