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)
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 212,822

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
North Valley Animal Disaster Group N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jersey Shore School Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer Care Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indiana University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,213
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Page SUM 4,412,498

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Alzheimer's Orange County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 705,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,185

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