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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Page SUM 229,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 93,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,139,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Vision International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Museum of Fine Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pie Ranch United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 898,000

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