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)
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Local Government N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Independence of Individuals with Disabilities Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Lide Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 178,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 134,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
La Honda-Pescadero Unified School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 72,495
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 398,633

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 401,472

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