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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 708,965

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WGBH Educational Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Pie Ranch N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
D C Preparatory Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,546,492

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace USA CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,192,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 163,367

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