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)
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WomenSV Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 263,283

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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
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,300

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Friends of PreSchool Family CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 997,805

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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
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 942,869

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