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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 197,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 56,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 282,711

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 3,446,000

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