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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 669,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Management Services Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 669,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 185,925
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Refugee Committee MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Clean Water Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc KY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adaptive Training Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,957,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music Associates of Aspen, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 4,259,750

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13110 records found.