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)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Conspiracy of Beards San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,337,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -24,524,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
California Forward CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of Gonzales CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,363,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 300,410

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13110 records found.