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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 5,184,562

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 102,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 305,870

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,074,650

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