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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 436,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 119,590

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 3,270,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Beyond Breast Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Wichita Childrens Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Joe Goode Performance Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Friends of Birdlife International Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nutrition Coalition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Parent Revolution, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 459,369

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