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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,051,975

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 560
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 285,635

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 693,169

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
ENOK United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 314,050

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