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)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 476,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 24,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Wose Community Church of Oakland CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Community Working Group, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Daly City Community Service Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Page SUM 3,214,064

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,074,650

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