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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 381,490

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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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 51,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 345,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,263,198

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13110 records found.