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)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Page SUM -18,908,536

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mass Design Group N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 4,510,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Runners CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Oak Hill School of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 258,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 115,250

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13110 records found.