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)
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 287,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 142,480

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hearing Research, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 156,125

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM -23,698,981

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