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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Committee Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,500
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii HI Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer Care Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,525,453

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
B'Tselem United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,802,200

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13110 records found.