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)
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
We Are Cherished Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eugene Gasana Jr Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Academy of Dermatology, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 141,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
National Museum of Women in the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Page SUM 22,518,974

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cow Hollow Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Flti AR Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Curtis Institute of Music PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 317,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
St. Robert's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 22,948,400

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