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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 302,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 65,291

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 325,525

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