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)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 280,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 35,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 180,030

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Diocese of Central Florida Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Giveteens20 United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Purdue University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,531
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Endeavor Global, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Primary United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Public Justice Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keep Memory Alive United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Page SUM 1,223,711

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