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)
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 768,025

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 59,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 6,630
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Medical Corps CA International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 405,880

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 338,900

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