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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 313,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 67,749

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Page SUM 40,348,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -248,231

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