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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Runners San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 58,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caterinas Club N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated of Orange County N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 776,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 2,732,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 801,950

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