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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 261,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 95,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Comienza Community Prep CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greene Scholars CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Union for Reform Judaism CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 194,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 374,600

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