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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,172,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment 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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,739

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 573
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Piedmont Baseball Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
Bravo Family Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Page SUM 708,184

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Samaritan House United States Human Services 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
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,228,685

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