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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Joven de Mexico N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 288,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 104,438

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Union for Reform Judaism CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Page SUM 325,545

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,125,910

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