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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,560,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,230,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Family Reach Foundation NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 395,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,560,750

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13110 records found.