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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 116,315

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 116,315

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 200,472
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Harvest Heralds, Inc. OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women Thrive Worldwide DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 890,997

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
AfterImage Public Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unity Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Denis Hurley Centre Trust South Africa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Sawtooth Botanical Gardens Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,904,348

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13110 records found.