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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 449,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 229,037

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,141,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
G3 Powerhouse United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Tuckahoe Little League Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 207,328
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Leap Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,119
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 541,105

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