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)
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 525,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 116,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 279,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 100,750

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