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)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 439,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Page SUM 121,200

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Dolphin Foundation Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
EducationSuperHighway CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM -54,668,841

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 592,724

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