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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 205,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services 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
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 617,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Page SUM 2,336,939

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
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
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
All Bengal Women’s Union India Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 373,898

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