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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,780,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,780,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Olympic Committee CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schools for Salone WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association IA Health Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,244,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Harvest Heralds, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 350,178

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13110 records found.