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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 120,137

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 120,137

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 -33
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,500
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prisoners Legal Services of New York Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 950,867

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GO Campaign United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Montessori del Mundo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 229,400
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,411,249

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13110 records found.