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)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion International CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,032
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England VT Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 1,324,982

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMP Alatoo Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 105,289
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,037,139

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