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)
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 20,000
One Mind Institute N/ANapa CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Saratoga High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ariel Outreach Mission Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 543,492

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 462,675

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Mary's Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe CA Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 283,107

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,652,950

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