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)
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara 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 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 566,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Glenbard West High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Dressember Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hand to Hold N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Keshet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,001,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 568,626

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Al Otro Lado Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Good Plus Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 37,190

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