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)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Page SUM -18,908,536

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Page SUM 173,330

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 2,375,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,658,850

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