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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Family Caregiver Alliance San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,172,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,346,962

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carlton Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oaks Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 3,957,498

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 439,200

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