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)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Page SUM 289,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 622,300

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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
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 349,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 97,920

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