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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Eejot Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women Win Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 270,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 691,899

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 175,710

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Achievement Institute of Scientific Studies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 458,479

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,208,085

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