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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 671,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 574,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 3,354
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 419,004

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
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
Page SUM 2,311,198

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13110 records found.