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)
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,035,930

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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 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 155,497

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Connect Community Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 553,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,073,308

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13110 records found.