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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Gonzales N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Alzheimer's Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 474,317

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
United Nations Development Programme - Sri Lanka N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Friends of Payton Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Page SUM 3,028,847

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 290,985

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 123,657

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