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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,408,879

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support 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
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation 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 616,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 374,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,265,198

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13110 records found.