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)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vision to Learn N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Irvine Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 1,339,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
Page SUM 111,341

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Alameda Emergency Food CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,664,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
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
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 37,787,700

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13110 records found.