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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 137,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 578,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Oakland Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Children's Creativity Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Science Gurus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 482,700

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