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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wreaths Across America N/A ME United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Jessie T. Zoller Elementary School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Council of Greater Dallas N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,158,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Upwardly Global CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Page SUM 1,687,324

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Malama Honua Public Charter School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys and Girls Club of the Big Island United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
We Teach Science Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
North Penn-Mansfield Junior Senior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Italian Home for Children Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Page SUM 2,174,150

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