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)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Page SUM 382,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Page SUM 382,210

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
LearnLaunch Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Page SUM 811,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,729,200

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13110 records found.