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)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Conservacion Patagonica San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 467,949

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 25,830

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Irvine CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Page SUM 363,665

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 798,235

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