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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Works/San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Honor Foundation N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,666,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 157,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Incorporated of Orange County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Page SUM 114,250

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