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)
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
Isbell Middle School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,400
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources All Families Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 168,235

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets Lifeline Inc. CA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,521,062

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 370,674

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