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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sir Francis Drake High School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,495
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 351,420

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
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 93,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 574,414

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Forum Nacional de Protecao e Defesa Animal Brazil Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,463,700

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