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)
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Satyana Institute N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation N/A NJ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,216,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,414

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Gathering United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
American Associates of the Royal National Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 129,325

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