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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 950
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
SENS Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,412,764

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Syzygy Dance Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Mercy Beyond Borders CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 14,105,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,265,000

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13110 records found.