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)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 205,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 113,391

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
BeCause For Hope CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 372,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 401,972

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13110 records found.