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, and corporate 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)
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 20,941,674

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 100,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 468,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 292,700

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