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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rural Development Institute N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A WI United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Babson College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 466,053

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 383,380

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Carson City Cares NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William Carey University MS Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Birch Rock Camp ME Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System WI Donor Advised 2018 524,871
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 727,621

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,575
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Page SUM 499,200

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