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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 693,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 693,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Palos Verdes Peninsula Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Page SUM 388,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Optimistic Traveler United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Central Coast VNA and Hospice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 693,500

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13110 records found.