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)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 485,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 45,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Page SUM 1,134,780

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,537
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 909,287

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13110 records found.