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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A IL United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 214,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research N/A Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 214,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 44,905,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hope for Paws United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 214,700

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13110 records found.