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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 123,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 104,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Page SUM 407,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 35,403,350

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13110 records found.