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)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oaks Christian School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 85,370

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 256,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pop Up Zendo CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immaculate Heart of Mary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 236,000

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