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)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 660,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
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
Page SUM 85,145

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,318,107

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Page SUM 1,307,205

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