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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 327,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Our Lady of the Isle N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 385,675

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lambs Players Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Ombudsman Services of San Mateo County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Give US the Floor CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 539,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education 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
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 125,060

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