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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 120,000
Millbrae Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 678,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 71,510

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 369,898

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Page SUM 3,131,850

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13110 records found.