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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Chardonnay Horses With Wings N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Expanding Your Horizons Network Alameda CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South Bay Musical Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Page SUM 434,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 372,039

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,442
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Public Radio CA Other Donor Advised 2018 240
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pine Street Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 695,282

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Page SUM 1,422,723

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13110 records found.