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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 188,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 188,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
thesecondopinion CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art Foundation Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mount Saint Marys University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 507,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
West Edge Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wags and Walks United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Lawyers Guild Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Insight Garden Program United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA of MS 54 Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Kings Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 693,600

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13110 records found.