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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Random Acts of Flowers San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 463,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,921

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 918,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Trails Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilohana Kai United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,621,548

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