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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A ME United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Education N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Looking Glass Community Services N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Youth N/A WA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 26,966
Page SUM 1,769,216

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,329,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 6,100
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,470,868

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