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)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,100,102

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
For the Girls N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 195,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 332,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 23,280

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