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)
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boldly Me Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Children's Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 200,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,191,184

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,086,757
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,670,799

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Outward Bound California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live in Peace Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 115,800

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13110 records found.