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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,315,770
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 4,856,245

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 118,495

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Women's Center United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 400,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Beat the Streets Providence United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project for Public Spaces, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 81,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Children's Hopechest, Inc. United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,458,365

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