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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Bayview Hunters Point Center For Arts and Technology San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Page SUM 689,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Curtis Institute of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Historical Society of Watertown N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Science N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Rose N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Windward Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Little Red School House Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rural Development Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
City Harvest Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 569,375

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KickStart-International Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 318,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn United States Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 8,317,900

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