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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 232,295

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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
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Page SUM 115,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 25,282,265

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education 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
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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 401,472

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