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)
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Angeles River N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Juma Ventures San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 317,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 100,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Turning Green CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iMentor CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 510,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 122,560

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