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)
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,578,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
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 112,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mothers Against Murder CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Affordable Housing Now - Yes on Props 1 & 2 Coalition CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,259,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Page SUM 3,353,200

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13110 records found.