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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc N/A NH United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 394,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 570,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,993
Food for Children Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,069
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Hampshire College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Friends of Castaic Lake United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Churchill Club United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 392,937

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