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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Fred T Korematsu Institute San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Immaculate Heart of Mary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 903,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 513,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Patrick's Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 658,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 218,950

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