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)
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 214,750

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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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,986,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 365,898

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13110 records found.