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)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,336,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
University of Maryland N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
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
Page SUM 214,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 378,274

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austin Film Society United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,607,846

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