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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland Inc N/A KS United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Seattle-King County Coalition on Homlessness N/A WA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 332,987

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 274,050

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