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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A HI United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mitchell College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,978,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Library District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 600
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aina Hookupu O Kilauea United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 331,550

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13110 records found.