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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 618,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 618,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Good Call NYC Co. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Dumb Friends League CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,062,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Provide, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 618,050

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13110 records found.