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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Page SUM 698,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health 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
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
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 617,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 317,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,265,000

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