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)
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
City of Hope N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,039,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boulder Valley Womens Health Center Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 408,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Valley of the Moon Music Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,150,101

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 133,750

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