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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
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
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greyhound Pets of America N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,226,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alliance on Aging Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nine Lives Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 368,092

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,228,685

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