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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Nature Institute Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation N/A CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 32,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Crosspulse Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,261,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 170,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Just Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 532,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,019,785

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