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)
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,585,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Page SUM 232,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Democracy Earth Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,045,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,528,520

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