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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Ball Foundation San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 359,157

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,909,570

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vote.org CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Hustle Sports CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
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
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 3,962,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Page SUM 403,410

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