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)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 363,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 363,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Plantrician Project CT Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Page SUM 924,526

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
All Saints Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Guatemala Human Rights Commission USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 188,675

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13110 records found.