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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 843,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 104,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,846,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 210,750

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