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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
MotorMVB Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 342,350

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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)
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
South Bay Teen Challenge CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 18,390
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Rohnert Park Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,161,840

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 299,700

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