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)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 30,177,197

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Arizona State University Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 53,716
Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Civic Ventures CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fremont High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
School on Wheels Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Para Los Ninos CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,072,466

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
NSSF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 441,900

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