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)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 78,424

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 578,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 184,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,195,750

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