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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 382,102

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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 617,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo-Foster City School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 19,700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Interim, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish World Watch CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 2,108,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 2,109,000

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