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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 148,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,854,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hispanic Alliance for Career Enhancement United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,865,400

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13110 records found.