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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 304,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 304,275

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,416,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 240,750

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13110 records found.