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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,777,826

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Page SUM 302,010

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Alum Rock Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 808,308

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Encounter Programs Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 161,000

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