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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Matriculate Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A MI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 809,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Matriculate Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 809,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 1,074,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Protect Our Winters United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Loved Twice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Mission Dolores Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Page SUM 1,628,213

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13280 records found.