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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. San Mateo Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Project Amigo Marin Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
World Arts West San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Life Learning Academy San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 21,400,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Paula Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 761,495

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,211

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