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)
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,509,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,180

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 391,760

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 97,658

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13110 records found.