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)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 333,825

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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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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 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Land Trust Alliance Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 548,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 28,171,610

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