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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 802,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 802,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culver Educational Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
YMCA of the East Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 650
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 419,765

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Hope for Cambodian Children Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Melbourne Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 105,825
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 91,369
Wantok Musik Foundation Australia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Tech Girls Movement Foundation Ltd. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fitted for Work Australia Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Doxa Youth Foundation Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
SolarBuddy.org Ltd Australia Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Australia Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Australian Online Giving Foundation Australia General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Wayside Chapel Australia Religion Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 712,211

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