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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
GreenWave Organization Corp N/A CT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women's Sports Foundation N/A NY United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gear Alliance, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
My Brothers Keeper Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 389,271

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 554,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 660,043

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