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)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outdoor Outreach N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,180,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 385,675

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kings Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,553,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Concrn United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 719,624

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13110 records found.