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)
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Orange Countys United Way N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Hoffman Institute Foundation Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,447,983

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 75,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 132,864

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 35,267,500

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