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)
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Union City Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -143,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 578,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Invest in Girls Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Birchwood Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,455,400

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