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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NCGA Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Gals of Cabrillo College N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 574,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 255,900

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Los Cerritos Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Page SUM 2,947,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 482,410

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