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)
Santa Clara Ballet Assn Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Nicolay Dodov Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Community Life Network Incorporated N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
EARN Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 201,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 238,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 465,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 417,362

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13110 records found.