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)
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 257,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 98,749

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Weed Friends of the Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kids & Art Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Page SUM 1,044,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 14,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 834,835

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