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)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Brackens Kitchen Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education N/A CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 668,567

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Drexel University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greenwich Academy, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Plan International USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 35,086,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Fremont CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,180,070

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 314,743

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