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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,935,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Page SUM 1,936,719

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KAM Family Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 309,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 357,575

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