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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 185,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 106,938

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Healthy Young Attitude CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dignity Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,964,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 33,202,450

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