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)
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Page SUM 156,913

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Paws Chicago N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,489,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Millikin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,219,615

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Wake Forest University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 576,166

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