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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
William Winsor School N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 430,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Page SUM 1,337,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 35,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George W. Bush Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Narika United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Housing and Economic Rights Advocates United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bail Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cause Fund Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 217,974

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