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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 116,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
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
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Page SUM 102,483

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Find Your Light Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dress for Success San Francisco CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 150,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,132,229

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13110 records found.