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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 426,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 8,501,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Very Large Data Bases CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CORA (Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse) CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Technology CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bayshore Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesley United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carry the Vision CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 165,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Delta Sigma Phi Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 63,250

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