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)
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Esalen Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Poway-Midland Railroad Volunteers Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 10,357,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soles 4 Souls N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,233,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 39,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 150,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 487,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Catherine of Siena School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Francis High School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 138,900

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