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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Prospect Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,261,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 46,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 150
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,369
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Reggie S Friends United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls on the Run of Atlanta Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 732,519

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