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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Page SUM 906,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 356,300

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,073,110

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