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)
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 84,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 592,606

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Vote Solar CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 266,127

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