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)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,132,739

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 141,610

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crowded Fire Theater Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Angeles Community Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 274,800

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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
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
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
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
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
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
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
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 3,298,685

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