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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 310,118

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 442,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parkside Boosters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 337,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Page SUM 3,231,685

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