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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,778,409

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
High Resolves America San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,778,409

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Expression Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Institute for Policy Studies DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deans for Impact TX Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Christian Action Life Line CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
San Francisco City Impact CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,095,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rrh Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Le Moyne College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educate! United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Graines de Paix Switzerland Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 121,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Utah United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Page SUM 3,081,200

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13110 records found.