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)
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 239,580

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 357,929

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Page SUM 153,462

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
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
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 259,900

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