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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 257,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Medical Center Foundation Inc NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,644,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 282,300

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