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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer International Foundation N/A AR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A AR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Fundación San Ignacio de Loyola AC N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 41,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Operation BBQ Relief N/A KS United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Grassroots Leadership Inc N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,538,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartland Film, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panzi Foundation N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 962,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,622,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Heartland Film, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ventures ATL Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panzi Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 962,950

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13110 records found.