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)
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 538,299

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,299,431

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
City of Fremont CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 250,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 250,660

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