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)
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Barrio Logan College Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burundi Friends International N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 639,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 102,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,238,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
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
Page SUM 487,100

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