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)
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,991,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 256,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Margaret J. Kemp CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Preetirang Sanctruary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Greyhound Pets of America CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 355,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 387,112

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