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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Longmont Humane Society Inc. N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 936,526

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Democracy Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 44,350

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,405,697

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13110 records found.