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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
KIPP Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 762,465

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 88,306
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Committee Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 220,765
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
KIPP Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 762,465

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Preble Street ME Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 450
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wagner Society of Northern California CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,215,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,514,833

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13110 records found.