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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mount Pleasant Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 48,543
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Genesys Works Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,576,193

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,195

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,105,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Texas at Dallas United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Crafty Mart United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mullen Hall Parent Teacher Organization PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,535,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Denison University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Carry the Vision United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,935,142

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13110 records found.