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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Riverside N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Twenty-Fourth Street Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,974,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 175,710

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 350,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 581,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 209,620

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