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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Friends of the World Food Program Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
American National Red Cross San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology N/A NH United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Presidential Scholars Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 120,000
The Children’s Course Inc N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kids of Kathmandu Inc N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Jesuit High School N/A OR United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of Dayton N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,870,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 329,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International SC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 53,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Shipboard Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Peoples Leadership Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Socially Responsible Agricultural Project, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,025
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 618,475

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