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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gravenstein Schools Magnet Program Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 265,857

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 394,029

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Reel Stories CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Internews Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 508,193

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 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
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
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 Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 4,015,285

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