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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,021,037

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 126,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 833,454

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Pine Street Inn, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas A&M Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ke Ali'I Pauahi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,021,037

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13110 records found.