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)
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 480,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 18,820
Page SUM 248,846

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 886,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 613,575

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