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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The San Bruno Girls Softball League Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 2,391,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 127,600

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 538,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 829,851

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