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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 418,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 169,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 828,780

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Focus on the Family United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kentucky Health Justice Network Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporate Accountability International United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Spartan Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 640,560

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