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)
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Jewish World Watch N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unamesa Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 823,176

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 165,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,639,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,754,200

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