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)
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Montezuma Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 232,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 193,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Churchill Club CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Lincoln Training Center & Rehabilitation Workshop CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 292,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 153,502

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