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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 383,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,426,645

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
California Black Media CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,452,949

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 80,158

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