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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 224,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,544,792

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Page SUM 1,259,110

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 96,500

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13110 records found.