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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 421,264

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
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
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 419,895

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Calaveras Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 10,679,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 112,950

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