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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 100,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
President and Trustees of Bates College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,268,975

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Gaucher Research Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Conservation Corps CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
UniversalGiving CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,048,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Sutter Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 632,324

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