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)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 923,138

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 153,629

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 342,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
People For Open Space Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Carleton College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,623,968

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