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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Circus Center San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,139,014

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 622,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,964,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Leadership Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope for the Warriors United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 155,950

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