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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,723,406
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transportation for A Livable City San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 11,018,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 81,467

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Community Child Care CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food System 6 Accelerator CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Capistrano Valley High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Project H Design CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Treepeople Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Narika CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Diablo Valley College Foundation CA Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 964,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Geoscience Education in Action Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 6,402,675

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