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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope for Paws N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 662,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
Page SUM 248,846

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ventura County Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
PAMS Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 648,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 561,875

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13110 records found.