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)
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drew School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,164,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 1,877,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Concrn CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hopewell Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 605,167

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce 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
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 360,575

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13110 records found.