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)
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Huntington Lake Volunteer Fire Department N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 186,103

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 592,606

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated CA Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Clubs of Brea Placentia Yorba Linda CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 82,679
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 830,632

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Page SUM 800,860

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