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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,807,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,807,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Food Program USA DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Drawdown CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 1,221,114

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,808,289

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13110 records found.