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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 206,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 206,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM -125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,328,200

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13110 records found.