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)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,703,998

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,703,998

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People For Open Space Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Osteoporosis Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 316,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 450
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,160
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 693,525

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13110 records found.