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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 571,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 571,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Oregon State University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association NV Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
DogTag Bakery, Inc. DC Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rewire MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Women Thrive Worldwide DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 846,247

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mijente Support Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 40,579,500

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13110 records found.