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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Westgate Community Bible Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 293,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 559,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,132,980

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Everest Public High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Preserve Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Santa Paula Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Jounce Partners Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 132,703
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,061,703

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