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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 685,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 328,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. CT Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,146,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Educating Tanzania Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,079,350

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13110 records found.