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)
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Morning Forum of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 142,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Leadership Roundtable Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 25,162,725

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Native Animal Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,624,627

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Page SUM 256,086

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