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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 426,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 117,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Hunger at Home CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 613,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 215,250

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