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)
Merging Vets and Players Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Half Moon Bay Girls Softball Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
OneOC N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,250
West Los Angeles United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 327,767

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,400
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 170,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Turn 2 U, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 361,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Town School for Boys CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CCS Therapy Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 421,799

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of National Guard Families United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 236,280

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