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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bail Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 293,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 58,998
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,894,348

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,414,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 13,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Agricultural Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 33,640,506

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13110 records found.